Coast Guard called to generator fire on freighter

The Coast Guard said all 23 crew members aboard a carrier freighter in Whitefish Bay are safe after a generator fire early Monday morning.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Crew members of a carrier freighter are safe after a generator fire early Monday morning.

The Coast Guard was called the fire on the Motor Vessel Paul R. Tregurtha around 4:20 a.m.

Investigators said the vessel master reported the fire was extinguished at 5:30 a.m.

There are no reported injuries or pollution and all 23 crew members are accounted for.

The ship is currently carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda.

Resources are now being dispatched by the Coast Guard to monitor the situation.

A Marine Casualty Investigation is being done to find the cause of the incident.

Paul R. Tregurtha is anchored near Point Iroquois in Whitefish Bay.

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